Moyes Academic Support and Technology Endowment Committee (ASTEC)

The Moyes Academic Support and Technology Endowment is to support the following funding needs:

• Technology for pedagogy/teaching 
• Research
• Professional Growth & Support for Faculty and Staff
• Student Support 
• Program Development
• Special Programs Support

The following funding needs are NOT supported by the ASTEC:

• Regular faculty or classroom technology needs/upgrades (faculty interested in pursuing such upgrades should work through their department chair and the College funding sources)
• Funding for additional degrees and/or credentials (e.g., Registered Dietician)
• Undergraduate or graduate student projects
ASTEC Members 
Pam Payne - Co-Chair
Sheila Anderson

Jenn Ostrowski-- Co-Chair
Chad Smith

Patrick Leytham
Gina Shelley

Paul Dykman

The ASTEC will review proposals during the week proceeding Leadership Council. Applications must be signed by applicant's department chair and submitted to one of the ASTEC co-chairs at least ONE WEEK before Leadership Council meets. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposal for review to their department committee representative for feedback prior to formal submission. Leadership Council meeting dates are as follows:
2014-2015 Leadership Council
Meetings begin at 2:00 p.m. in room 238 on the following dates:     

September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th
February 11th
March 11th (Spring break week)
April 8th
May 13th

The following proposals were funded by the ASTEC in 2013-2014:
  • Fund faculty to take the Praxis examination to facilitate preparation of students for this test
  • Purchase of a diagnostic ultrasound unit for classroom instruction and faculty research
  • Purchase of a departmental “clicker” system
  • Stipend to fund a consultant to aid in the creation of 13 reusable learning objects for EDUC 1010
  • Purchase of a macbook pro laptop to facilitate faculty data collection
  • Purchase of an Iso-Thermix thermometer for faculty research
  • Purchase of digital cameras to support a needs assessment of the LGBT student community at WSU (participatory photovoice approach to research)
  • Purchase of various equipment for empathy-based class activities (e.g., wheelchairs, mirrors, earplugs, goggles)